GRETNA, La. - Gretna police say three suspects wanted in the death of a 55-year-old cab driver are in custody. Deputy Police Chief Anthony H. Christiana Jr. identified the victim as Blake J. Helmer, a long-time driver for Glenn's Cab Co. He says Helmer was shot several times during a... more »
PORT ALLEN - Authorities re-opened I-10 West after a truck cab fire this morning shut down the westbound lanes over the Atchafalaya Basin.
DOTD said all lanes were back open at the Lobdell exit, where traffic had been detoured off the interstate, as well as further down the interstate... more »
UPDATE: I-10 West is closed at LA-415 while crews remove
HENDERSON - Authorities closed I-10 West at La-415 while crews remove a tractor trailer that caught fire on the Atchafalaya Basin.
The fires sparked inside the 18-wheeler's cab.
The fire shut down one lane of the interstate... more »
BEAVER, Pa. - Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 23-year-old Holden Wooley was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver... more »
LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in suspicion of robbing a 72-year-old female cab driver at knife-point.
Deputies said Devin Daigle, 22, called for a ride home from St. John to Labadieville around 6 a.m. Monday. The driver told investigators she took Daigle to his apartment, after... more »
Livingston Parish deputies found Clyde James Pitre who may have been dead in the cab of his truck for several days in Holden. Detectives determined that the home located near the truck did not have a working air conditioner, the truck was out of gas, and battery was dead. They... more »
A Kenner cab driver is accused of locking a Texas tourist in his cab and demanding a 10 percent tip on a $33 airport fare. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Sohail Kahn was booked with extortion and false imprisonment, and the New Orleans Taxicab Regulation Bureau also seized his... more »